The UFC doesn’t have two, Irish superstars on its roster quite yet, but Joseph Duffy could take a big step in that direction next weekend at UFC Fight Night 76.
Duffy is scheduled to fight Dustin Poirier at the October 24th card, which will take place in the lightweight’s native Ireland. Duffy was tapped for the headling bout in what is just his third, UFC fight. Yes, that’s how long / quick it took Duffy’s countryman, featherweight interim champ Conor McGregor to do the same.
So, in other words, clearly the UFC sees a lot of potential in Mr. Duffy, who also happens to hold a win over McGregor.
In advance of UFC FN 76, the promotion has posted a “On the Fly” segment with Duffy, which features him trianing for the bout at the renowned Tristar gym. You can watch it below.